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  • One injured in Old Lebanon Road crash

    A Campbellsville man was injured Thursday in a one-vehicle collision on Old Lebanon Road.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, James Beard, 75, of 404 Lakeview Drive was traveling south at 4:42 p.m. on Old Lebanon Road.

  • County approves new agreement with City

    County employees will get a 3 percent pay raise next fiscal year. Magistrates and Taylor County Attorney Craig Cox, however, have passed on receiving the increase.

    The Taylor Fiscal Court's Budget, Audits and Personnel Committee met Tuesday afternoon to discuss the 2009-2010 budget that must be finalized by June 30.

    As a result of that meeting, Magistrate James Jones told Fiscal Court members during their regular meeting Tuesday night that the Court needs to discuss what should be done with unbudgeted occupational tax proceeds the County will now receive.

  • Crusade donations increase

    Crusade for Children donations are up in Taylor County.

    According to firefighter Kenny Phillips, $38,380 was collected locally, up considerably from last year's total of $26,455. Phillips said donations were still trickling in and the total could increase by about $300.

    Statewide, the effort raised $5.28 million for special needs children, a slight increase from last year's $5.24 million.

    Volunteers who helped with the door-to-door drive during the week and the roadblocks over the weekend were again the key to the fundraiser's success, Phillips said.

  • UPDATE: Fire damages FOL storage building

    Firefighters were still battling the fire at the former Fruit of the Loom storage building yesterday morning and do not yet know what caused it.

    The east side of the building at the facility, which closed its doors in 1998, caught fire early Tuesday morning.

    Campbellsville Fire Chief Allen Johnson said at a press conference Tuesday that three explosions inside the building have been confirmed.

    Firefighters were dispatched to the scene after the E-911 Center received a call reporting the fire at 5:19 a.m., Johnson said.

  • Crusade for Children

    Campbellsville and Taylor County firefighters began collecting for the Crusade for Children fundraising campaign on Monday, June 1. Roadblocks were set up throughout the community on Friday and Saturday and near the fire department on Sunday morning.

     

  • Lawmakers headed back to Frankfort

    Seeking to erase the state's projected $1 billion budget shortfall, Gov. Steve Beshear will call legislators back to Frankfort on June 15.

    Aside from Beshear's proposed $9.1 billion budget, lawmakers will also take up the issue of racetrack slot machines, incentives to bring NASCAR races to northern Kentucky and Ohio River bridge projects.

    Beshear's budget proposal cuts about $200 million in spending and counts on more than $700 million in federal stimulus funds.

  • Teen indicted on assault charge

    A Springfield teenager has been indicted on a first-degree assault charge stemming from a one-vehicle crash that left another Springfield teenager dead.

    Michael Barnett, 19, of 111 Mayes Ave. in Springfield was indicted Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, the crash occurred at about 1:54 a.m. on Sept. 16, 2007, on U.S. 68.

    The report states that Barnett, who was driving a 2001 Infiniti I30, lost control of his vehicle, dropped off the shoulder, overcorrected and then overturned.

  • Annual sale provide miles of deals

    Past a maze of parked cars, the Greensburg Road section of the annual 400-Mile sale is bustling with activity.

    The smell of bratwurst and funnel cake fills the air. Crowds of people populate the booths, looking over the clothing, quilts, candles, food and more.

    The sale, which kicked off on Wednesday, got into full-swing Friday after rain on Wednesday and Thursday put a damper on the opening days.

  • Man accused of stealing and crashing car

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged after he allegedly stole a car and then crashed it.

    Cyvesck Douglas Miller, 19, of 128 Ray Court was arrested at 8:37 p.m. Tuesday, June 2.

    According to Miller's arrest citation, he confessed to stealing a car on Sunday, May 31.

    While he was driving the car, court records state, Miller allegedly crashed into a parked vehicle belonging to Comcast Cable and then fled the scene.

  • Taylor County Fair begins

    From funnel cakes to fast rides, beauty pageants to dance moves, carnival games to belting out a favorite song, the Taylor County Fair is sure to offer entertainment for everyone.

    The fair officially got started Saturday with the Youth Horse Show and the Tommie Johns Memorial Championship Horse Show.

    Midway rides will begin today and continue through Saturday.

    Harold Young, president of the Taylor County Fair Association Inc., says he considers this year's midway providers as one of the best carnivals in the state.